Aligned with the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Earth Spa has long promoted a deep sense of healing and harmony with self, people and planet. With this ethos at its core, the award-winning spa at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An has partnered with a pioneering French skincare brand to bring guests a revised menu of Earth-friendly luxury treatments and products.
Combining all-natural ingredients with cutting-edge methods and bespoke formulations, the Anne Semonin brand has been nourishing and rejuvenating skin since 1985. Using essential oils, trace elements, and natural and biotechnical active ingredients, Anne Semonin is renowned for taking a highly personalised approach, considering age, lifestyle, and seasonal influences before recommending bespoke skincare plans and body treatments.
“Mother Nature is the greatest healer – and both Anne Semonin and Heart of the Earth understand and celebrate this,” comments Oanh Ngo, the Spa Manager at Heart of the Earth Spa. “The brand’s formulations and treatments support the body, enhancing circulation and boosting the skin’s radiance and elasticity. Beyond total relaxation and physical benefits, guests also experience a profound sense of serenity and a feeling of connection to the Earth.”
The spa’s refreshed menu includes the tension-releasing Aromatherapy Embrace, a massage that helps stimulate energy, boost the lymphatic system and enhance well-being using one of three aromatherapy blends; the 90-minute version also includes the application of cryo and thermo balls.
The Inner Radiance facial targets hyperpigmentation to even out skin tone while enhancing glow with an artful combination of Anne Semonin brightening products. Incorporating a scrub, energising massage, cooling mask and cryo balls, the new Sleek & Smooth Leg Treatment stimulates circulation, relieves congestion and reduces cellulite for sleek, beach-ready legs.
While children aged 6 to 12 years have previously enjoyed their own menu selection, a new section allows younger guests aged 12 to 16 to choose from several teen-focused treatments. The Inside Glow Facial is an invitation to “take care of the skin you’re in,” while the Gifts from the Earth ritual includes a body scrub, mini facial and a beautifying hair treat using nature’s ingredients to reveal natural radiance.
Other offerings include a renewed Mother’s Embrace treatment featuring nourishing Botanical Body Milk and vitamin-rich oils and a deeply relaxing facial, and Five Element Bodywork – a massage journey through the five elements of nature – water, wood, fire, earth and metal.
With every treatment at The Heart of the Earth Spa beginning and ending with breathing techniques and a sound bath using crystal bowls tuned to 432 Hz – the harmonic intonation of nature – each serene moment in overwater treatment pavilions “floating” atop a lotus-filled lagoon takes guests into a deeper state of mindfulness and wellbeing.
Named “Best Emotional Recovery Space” at the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2019, the Heart of the Earth invites further earth-attuned connections through meditation and yoga classes. A complimentary nightly “Goodnight Kiss to the Earth” ritual includes floating candles on the Resort’s lotus pond, while an “Interbeing” wellness menu – a collection of awareness-expanding scents, meditations and more – continues the inner journey of discovery in the seclusion of each spacious villa.
To experience the newly launched spa services at Heart of the Earth Spa contact +84 235 394 0000 to book a treatment.